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Matthew 9:10

Context
9:10 As 1  Jesus 2  was having a meal 3  in Matthew’s 4  house, many tax collectors 5  and sinners came and ate with Jesus and his disciples.

Matthew 9:13

Context
9:13 Go and learn what this saying means: ‘I want mercy and not sacrifice.’ 6  For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”

1 tn Grk “And it happened that while.” The introductory phrase καὶ ἐγένετο (kai egeneto, “it happened that”) is redundant in contemporary English and has not been translated.

2 tn Grk “he”; the referent (Jesus) has been supplied in the translation for clarity.

3 tn Grk “was reclining at table.”

sn As Jesus was having a meal. 1st century middle eastern meals were not eaten while sitting at a table, but while reclining on one’s side on the floor with the head closest to the low table and the feet farthest away.

4 tn Grk “in the house.” The Greek article is used here in a context that implies possession, and the referent of the implied possessive pronoun (Matthew) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

5 sn See the note on tax collectors in 5:46.

6 sn A quotation from Hos 6:6 (see also Matt 12:7).



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